Man critically injured in Auckland street attack

10:49 am on 30 August 2015

A 21-year-old man is in a critical condition after suffering serious head injuries during a mob attack in Auckland's central city this morning.

Rural police officer.

Rural police officer. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Police said the man was assaulted by up to five men on the corner of Albert Street and Wyndham Street at about 2.30am this morning.

He was taken to Auckland City Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Police are still looking for the attackers and an investigation is underway.

Detective Inspector Hayden Mander said it would a busy night and there will have been witnesses to the attack.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has witnessed the assault or has information. They are asked to call the Auckland City Crime Squad on (09) 3026557.